Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party state unit chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, who accused him of making “anti-national” statements, reported ANI.
“When I don’t support them [the BJP] they brand me as anti-national,” he said at a press conference in Hyderabad. “BJP also brands people as urban naxals if they speak against them.”
On Sunday, the chief minister had alleged that India was losing its land at the borders in Arunachal Pradesh to China everyday, reported The Hindu. He added that the Centre lost its face at the international level because it had made blunders in dealing with Chinese aggression on the borders.
Rao had also claimed that the Centre was saying that it will not procure paddy, but the state BJP was pushing farmers to cultivate the crop, reported The Times of India.
He threatened BJP leaders that he would cut their tongues if they do not stop using bad language to criticise him, PTI reported. “If you continue to talk nonsense we will slice your tongues, be careful,” he added.
Following his remarks, Kumar on Monday accused Rao of making statements supporting China and thereby “insulting and demoralising” the Indian Army soldiers.
“Mr Rao should be within his limits, resign forthwith and apologise for making such statements and also to TS [Telangana…